“Highly Confidential” letter: Huskisson Hotel owner to Shoalhaven Council.


NB. Phil is Phillip Costello, SCC Director, Planning, Environment and Development & Stephen is Stephen Dunshea, SCC CEO (Hover over document to turn page or zoom)

Despite accepting the conditions of the DA that stated trees [were] to be protected and retained on the site Huskisson Hotel owner & developer Bartlett used the notorious 45-degree rule to fell trees on the site. The removal of the stumps and other actions on the site could have compromised any future Ground Penetrating Radar surveys of the site. Local indigenous elders have spoken of trees being planted as marker trees on graves and it is also possible that indigenous burials on the site were without coffins.
Disrespect for the community is here for all to see.